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2012-06-13 06:26:20

CARY, N.C., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bandwidth, one of the Triangle's fastest-growing technology companies, today announced it will move its corporate headquarters from Cary to Raleigh to occupy the former Red Hat office space at Centennial Campus. Bandwidth has entered into a four-year sublease agreement with Red Hat for Venture III on Centennial Campus in Raleigh. The company will move in two phases scheduled for September and October this year. "We're pumped to move into the Red...

2012-06-13 02:25:33

RALEIGH, N.C., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WebAssign, the education technology company that is the leading provider of powerful online instructional tools for faculty and students, announced this week the appointment of Alex Bloom as its new president. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/SF23586) Bloom comes to WebAssign from Appia, a Durham, N.C.-based mobile content distribution company, where he served as chief operating officer. He previously was CEO and president at...

Sea No Evil – Disputes Arise Over North Carolina Sea Level Rise Bill
2012-06-04 13:16:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com The battle over climate change is heating up again this week with a proposed bill from North Carolina state legislators who are looking to ignore a rising sea level prediction for the sake of coastal economic development. A 2010 state-sanctioned panel report that predicts that a 1-meter rise in sea level by 2100 will threaten anything built along the Tarheel State´s low, flat coastline. Business group NC-20 has questioned the validity of the report,...

Tumbleweed Inspires Next Generation Mars Rover Design
2012-05-23 13:35:48

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com North Carolina State University researchers are proposing that a wind-driven "tumbleweed" Mars rover would be capable of moving across the Red Planet's rocky terrain. The scientists developed a computer model to determine how varying the diameter and mass of a tumbleweed rover would affect its speed and ability to avoid getting stuck in Martian rock fields, which are common on the surface of the planet. “We found that, in general, the larger the...

2012-05-03 02:28:31

RALEIGH, N.C., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Washington, Managing Partner of Washington & Company and author of "Life Is a Choice: A Guide to Success in Life," was recently awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) award presented by the United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees). The TOYA award is one of the most prestigious awards in the country and is given to people who exemplify immense accomplishment and/or leadership in the community. The award was initiated in 1938,...

2012-04-18 20:04:16

More than 50 years of genetics work to increase loblolly pine production in the Southeast has improved the trees´ ability to act as carbon sinks that mitigate climate change, according to a new study by North Carolina State University researchers. “We´ve been working to create trees that grow faster and produce more wood, and what this research shows is that at the same time we´re enhancing environmental quality by scrubbing as much carbon out of the atmosphere as we...

2012-04-11 10:32:26

A North Carolina State University study shows that, for the first time since testing began several years ago, feral pigs in North Carolina have tested positive for Brucella suis, an important and harmful bacteria that can be transmitted to people. The bacteria are transmitted to humans by unsafe butchering and consumption of undercooked meat. Clinical signs of brucellosis, the disease caused by the bacteria, in people are fairly non-specific and include persistent flu-like symptoms. The...

2012-04-11 02:23:44

RALEIGH, N.C., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Washington, Managing Partner of Washington & Company and author of Life Is a Choice: A Guide to Success in Life, was recently selected to be in the top 25 finalists to compete for the Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) award presented by the United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees). The TOYA award is one of the most prestigious awards in the country and is given to people who exemplify immense accomplishment and/or leadership in...

2012-04-09 09:42:53

A North Carolina State University researcher has developed a more efficient, less expensive way of cooling electronic devices — particularly devices that generate a lot of heat, such as lasers and power devices. The technique uses a “heat spreader” made of a copper-graphene composite, which is attached to the electronic device using an indium-graphene interface film “Both the copper-graphene and indium-graphene have higher thermal conductivity, allowing the device...

2012-03-19 06:21:21

Middle-school students encouraged to apply by the March 30 deadline RALEIGH, N.C., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The deadline for students to apply for a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship sponsored by North Carolina's electric cooperatives is quickly approaching. The scholarships will send 52 middle-school students to basketball camps at the University of North Carolina and N.C. State this summer. Applications must be submitted by March 30. "The Touchstone...